A new study by Professor Paul Rogers at the British think tank, Oxford Research Group, released on July 15, 2010 – has warned Israel and its Western allies that an Israeli military strike on Islamic Republic will not stop its nuclear program but “its consequences would be devastating and would lead to a long war”.
Paul Rogers said that US military action against Islamic Iran appeared unlikely but Israeli capabilities have increased.
Israeli daily Ha’aretz has quoted a poll conducted by TIPP, saying that 56% of American will support Israel taking military action against the Islamic Republic to stop its nuclear program, while 30% Americans opposed the war against Iran. Pew poll taken earlier showed 66% for attack on Iran while 24% against it. Last week ‘Israel-First’ Senator John McCain after meeting Israel Occupation Force (IOF) boss, Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi and Defence Mimister Ehud Barak, told the Washington Post that he did not believe Washington or Tel Aviv is considering military action against the Islamic Republic. Interestingly, Smith Research poll taken for the Jerusalem Post showed that 46% of Israeli Jews believe Ben Obama is “pro-Palestine”. America’s most powerful think tank, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) too had its Israeli stone to grind. Its Steven Simon predicted that the United States itself would probably embroiled militarily (in order to save its darling Israel) in any future Israel-Iran confrontation. Enough of these Israeli Hasbara polls, right!
It seems what is delaying USrael attacking the Islamic Iran is that most of pro-Israel studies have come to the following terrible conclusion:
“Iran would initially retaliate by lobbing ballistic missiles at Israel, while Tehran’s proxies Hezbollah and Hamas would bear most of the burden by launching corresponding rocket attacks from Gaza and Lebanon. Most predictions also include some Iranian attempt to wage economic warfare by sealing off the Strait of Hormuz to stop the flow of oil”.
In conclusion – the only alternative left for both the US and Israel is to continue working on regime change in Tehran via covert sabotage – yes, another ‘Green Revolution’.